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Register of the Coffin-Hyde Family Papers, 1791-1877
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Coffin-Hyde Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1791-1877
    Collection number: Mss149
    Creator: John Spooner
    Extent: 1 reel microfilm
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Coffin-Hyde Family Papers, Mss149, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Coffin, Abel

    personal name

    Hyde, John Angier

    personal name

    Hyde, Ephraim A.

    personal name

    Coffin family

    personal name

    Hyde family

    corporate name

    Massachusetts Medical Society


    Medicine -Massachusetts


    Merchant ships -United States


    Merchant marine -Officers


    Ship captains -Massachusetts


    Merchant ships -Massachusetts -1775-1865


    Prisoners of war -Georgia -Andersonville -Correspondence


    Massachusetts -History -Sources


    Abel Coffin (d. 1837) captained a number of ships for a company based in Boston (Mass.) and engaged in trans-Atlantic trade. Dr. John Angier Hyde and Dr. Ephraim A. Hyde were Massachusetts physicians (1790s-1840s). A member of the Hyde family was a prisoner-of-war at Andersonville (Ga.) Prison during the Civil War. In 1858 some members of the Hyde family sailed to California on the "Dakota." They settled in San Francisco and in Marin County. John Pitcher Spooner, prominent 19th c. photographer of Stockton (Calif.), was related to the Coffin and Hyde families.

    Scope and Content

    The Coffin-Hyde Papers contain: correspondence and sailing instructions of ship's Captain Abel Coffin (1817-1841); and, correspondence and other documents of the Hyde Family (1791-1877). The original materials are held by the Spooner family; this collection is presently available only on microfilm.